Newbiggin says Farewell to Lifeboat Chaplain Peter
Newbiggin's Lifeboat Chaplain Reverend Peter Sinclair and his wife Philippa said a fond farewell to the community over the weekend at his last service in this local parish.
Peter added “It has been an enormous privilege to be associated with this lively lifeboat community -those who crew the boat as well as all those who support them on shore and who are involved in fund-raising. The lifeboat is at the heart of Newbiggin by the Sea and we give thank for all their courage over more than 160 years. This year the local Genealogy Project mounted an exhibition called the ‘Pride of Newbiggin’ featuring the stories of the 12 lifeboat coxswains who had led the crew over the years. It was a most wonderful display that captured the imagination of the whole town. It made us appreciate all that the lifeboat means to this place. I wish them well and all God’s blessings in the future.”
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